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Poster: c-freedom Date: Feb 25, 2014 10:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Every Day I Sing The Blues

uncle John;

I didn't include any Weir tunes because even when he sings Walking Blues it felt like there was a party going on.
Good point on Pigpen when he wanted to bring the blues he could do it with anything in his rotation tunes.
Blues from the Delta especially like the Chess records recordings are very down and out indeed. (Good for the soul)

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 25, 2014 11:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Every Day I Sing The Blues

I actually meant to type in Mississippi Fred McDowell for some real dirty blues, but John Hurt will do for country blues. McDowell - bottleneck blues: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCwUwx2vONk


Even Weir's singing in "Rooster" is a white boy's howl - he is following the tradition with his over-emphasis, yelps and falsetto. Mind you, not very good at it...